homogentisic acid

noun

ho·​mo·​gen·​tis·​ic acid ˌhō-mō-ˌjen-ˈtiz-ik, ˌhäm-ō- How to pronounce homogentisic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C8H8O4 formed as an intermediate in the metabolism of phenylalanine and tyrosine and found especially in the urine of those affected with alkaptonuria

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“Homogentisic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homogentisic%20acid. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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